DINING FEATURE Honore’s Cajun Cafe Manvel restaurant oers
THREE DISHES TO TRY
authentic taste of Louisiana B rook Honore always intended to open a restaurant; it was only a question of when. “I knew at some point—I didn’t know when—I knew at some point God was going to give me the opportunity to do it,” he said. Hailing from Lafayette, Louisiana, Brook brought his love of Cajun food and family recipes to Texas. The Manvel building Honore’s Cajun Cafe is housed in was built in 1997 and originally StoneCo Inc. In 2018, he decided to move his stone business, convert the building into a restaurant and follow his passion. The recipes are Louisiana favorites. Crawsh is shipped fresh from Louisiana, and platters such as the Hackberry Special Platter allow customers to choose meal items between oysters, gator and cat- sh. Some of them, such as the pepper jack boudin balls, are a family recipe with a twist, Brook said. His son, Brook Honore Jr., is not yet sure about joining the family business. But his wife of 30 years, Sherry Honore, had no such qualms. “She’s my rock. None of this could be done without her,” said Brook, gesturing around his restaurant. “From the front, the back, behind the scenes, and even just keeping us sane. She regulates everything.” Family values and the responsibility to take care of each other are deeply ingrained in Honore’s psyche. During the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Brook made a point to look out for his crew. “We were very fortunate to be able to reach a little deeper in our pockets and make sure they had a check,” Brook said. The sta and clients at Honore’s Cajun Cafe are diverse both in race and age. Brook said the only things that matter to him are punctuality and a BY CYNTHIA ZELAYA
Boiled Crawsh ($5.99-$8.99) is priced at market value, meaning the prices uctuate all throughout the year.
PHOTOS BY CYNTHIA ZELAYACOMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER
Hackberry Special Platter ($21.99) includes fried seafood and is named after a town in Louisiana where sh is plentiful.
Brook Honore opened Honore’s Cajun Cafe in 2018.
Honore’s Cajun Cafe 19430 Hwy. 6, Manvel 281-489-7777 www.honorescajuncafe.com Hours: Sun-Thu. 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Brook’s Famous BoudinBalls ($11.99) aremade with pepper jack cheese.
good work ethic, not an arbitrary label. “Everybody dines with us,” he said.
HEALTHCARE EDITION COMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER’S COMING SOON
LOCAL BUSINESSES: CONTACT US FOR ADVERTISING
�866� 989�6808 � COMMUNITYIMPACT.COM�ADVERTISE
COMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER • COMMUNITYIMPACT.COM
Powered by FlippingBook